Best Corner - 2012
Grand Avenue and West 46th Street
If you're looking for the best corner in the Twin Cities, why not pick one that represents our idyllic combination of small-town quality of life and cosmopolitan sophistication—and one where you can also eat like a king. In the comfy Kingfield neighborhood of south Minneapolis, the intersection of Grand Avenue and West 46th Street offers the best in food, drink, and community. On one corner, there's Kings Wine Bar, with a great beer selection to go with its award-winning wine list. The bar even runs a monthly book club, where members were recently reading the banned Czech novel Too Loud a Solitude and the American classic Fahrenheit 451. If you're hungry, cross the street and check out the Latin fusion cuisine at Café Ena. The restaurant's eclectic menu offers everything from crab meat tossed with mangoes to oven-roasted turkey sandwiches in mole sauce. And for dessert, cross the street again to Patisserie 46, the best French bakery in town. The delicate, exquisitely crafted pastries are as delicious to look at as they are to eat, and the shop now carries a new line of handmade chocolates.